After a difficult decision-making process, Richie has selected the winners for his Every Road Leads Home to You Cover Contest!
Our grand prize winner is Zdravko Valentin, whose beautiful, multi-instrument performance was incredibly realized and executed, combining simple harmonies with a unique delivery. Our runners up include YouTube users, Kowarna, Violetmunram, GypsyFX, and MuggFrnk, with the excellent drum performance of 9-year old John Muggianu. All videos can be viewed below.
Richie also wanted to include a personal note to his fans with the conclusion of the concert:
“I can’t thank you all enough for these amazing cover videos. Today I’m announcing the winner of the Grand Prize and this has been one of the hardest choices I’ve ever had to make. I’m completely blown away by your creativity, spirit, and talents. As far as I’m concerned, you are all winners, Words can’t express my feelings when hearing this song take on a new life with your voices. I want to thank everyone again for entering. Your videos were all great, and it means so much that you would make the effort to show me what you’ve got. You guys are incredible. All your efforts have inspired me. I am so touched and now have the drive and spirit to create more. You’re all winners in my heart.”
Zdravko will receive a guitar signed by Richie Sambora, and the runners-up will receive a special Richie Sambora prize pack. Contest winners should monitor their YouTube inbox for information on receiving their prizes.